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#44 Nyles Pinckney

Position:
DT
Height:
6-1
Weight:
295
Class:
*^Gr.
Hometown:
Beaufort, S.C.
High School:
Whale Branch Early College HS
BIO

Rotational defensive tackle in 2017 and 2018 who could be in line for a starting role in 2019 … enters 2019 credited with 44 tackles (6.5 for loss), one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 490 snaps over 29 career games.

2018: Credited with 26 tackles (4.5 for loss), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 316 snaps over 15 games … opened season with two tackles vs. Furman … recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and a fumble recovery vs. Georgia Southern … collected six tackles, including one for loss, at Georgia Tech … added three tackles each vs. Syracuse and at Wake Forest … contributed three tackles at Florida State … made one tackle in three straight home games vs. Louisville, vs. Duke and vs. South Carolina … added two tackles, including one for loss on a fake field goal attempt, vs. No. 1 Alabama in the National Championship Game.

2017: Had 18 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and quarterback pressure in 174 snaps over 14 games … had a sack in 13 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had four tackles in 28 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had five tackles and a tackle for loss in 25 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18.

2016: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as high as the No. 79 prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming … rated as No. 196 prospect in the nation and the No. 2 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals … rated No. 261 in the nation and No. 4 player in South Carolina by ESPN … had outstanding senior year with 72 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, four sacks, six caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles, two blocked punts and two defensive touchdowns in 2015 … named the Beaufort Gazette’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Year … had 98 tackles, 27 for loss, nine sacks, blocked three field goals, 10 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries as a junior … had 91 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a sophomore … narrowed his college choice to Clemson and South Carolina … played his high school football for Jerry Hatcher at Whale Branch High School … recruited by Tony Elliott and Dan Brooks.

Personal: Born June 5, 1998 … earned degree in criminal justice on May 9, 2019.